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# GMAT club Grammar Book - Doubt

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09 Sep 2011, 20:02
In page 29 of Grammar book its given that ' a great of deal of' can be used for Non- Count Nouns but not for Count Nouns.
In the exercises
Joan drank a great deal of sodas.(count Noun)
Randy drank a great deal of coffee(Non - Count Noun)
Both are given true in the answers.

One more question:
Joan drank hardly any sodas.
This is false according to answer list.

Please can some one clarify above 2 sentences

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12 Sep 2011, 21:40
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In page 29 of Grammar book its given that ' a great of deal of' can be used for Non- Count Nouns but not for Count Nouns.
In the exercises
Joan drank a great deal of sodas.(count Noun)
Randy drank a great deal of coffee(Non - Count Noun)
Both are given true in the answers.

As far as my information is concerned, "a great deal of" is used for uncountable nouns. Can somebody else throw some light on this.

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One more question:
Joan drank hardly any sodas.
This is false according to answer list.

Please can some one clarify above 2 sentences

use of "any":
1. is to express quantity or degree in negative or interrogative sentences - the sentence you have mentioned fulfills this
2. takes singular subject - the sentence should have been "Joan drank hardly any soda"

I hope I am able to clear your doubt.
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13 Sep 2011, 08:24
Thanks GMATmission

Can someone respond for first question

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02 Nov 2011, 22:17
susmitha wrote:
In page 29 of Grammar book its given that ' a great of deal of' can be used for Non- Count Nouns but not for Count Nouns.
In the exercises
Joan drank a great deal of sodas.(count Noun)
Randy drank a great deal of coffee(Non - Count Noun)
Both are given true in the answers.

a great deal of is non count. Hence the first option cannot use a great deal of.

Correct me if I am wrong.

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03 Nov 2011, 16:38
I would say that 'a great deal of' is for non-count. But that is an interesting point, never heard of this one.
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03 Apr 2013, 18:52
Hello,

In page 20 the following rule has been mentioned:

"A complement (object) CANNOT begin with a preposition (See more under Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases later in the book)."

But in page 22, under examples, "to the boys" is marked as Complement. Are these contradictory? As per my understanding "to" is preposition in this context. Correct me if I'm wrong

The girls / are talking / to the boys.
S V C

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